Passion Week Sunday

The week leading up to Easter Sunday is know as PASSION WEEK.


The week leading up to Easter Sunday is know as PASSION WEEK.

SUNDAY is celebrated as Palm Sunday... one week before the resurrection.

It is the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to HOSANNA!  The story of the triumphal entry appears in Matthew 21:1-17, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-40, and John 12:12-19.

The people had seen or experienced His miracles and were ready to crown Him King!  They lined His path with palm leaves and their own coats to express their love and dedication.  Surely, He would finally set them free from their suffering and oppression through a political revolution?!  The people were really more excited about what Jesus could do FOR them rather than about WHO He was.

Palm Sunday was the fulfillment of the Prophet Daniel's "seventy sevens" prophecy: "Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times" (Daniel 9:25)

Jesus intentionally road into Jerusalem on an “untamed” colt of a donkey making public the claim to be their Messiah and King of Israel in fulfillment of New Testament prophesy from Zechariah 9:9.  From the Mount of Olives, Jesus entered through the Eastern gate to the Temple... all in fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy from Ezekiel 43 returning the glory of the Lord to the Temple.

The same crowds that were crying out "Hosanna" were crying out "crucify Him" five days later (Matthew 27:22-23).

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